bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
sampled on tap at the San Diego Strong Ale Festival Nov 2008, an event share with what seemed liked hundreds of ratebeerians and enjoyed mostly through a straw, since my face was a bloody mess of scabs and stitches. hazy gold color. citrus hopy arom a with some malt. obvoius hoppy flavor with a decent amount fo malt that doesn’t ablence it out, but addeds a kinda of drity texture to what would otherwise be clean hops. interesting, but not stellar.
badlizard (5520) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at Pizza Port. Hazy golden with a creamy white head. Grapefruit and orange aroma and taste with a nice crisp pine flavor and a dry finish.
swoopjones (4890) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Pizza Port Solana Beach. Copper gold color. Huge citrus hop aroma. Some grapefruit but not overbearing like some DIPA’s. Tad watery at finish but Very good
jarspag (601) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
PP SAF ’07. Another solid Port offering...they don’t usually fail with IIPA’s. This one is good, but as far as making my taste buds bounce, it fell a little short of the big time IIPA’s. Very balanced, clean, sharp - but not overly impressive by any means. Hop 15 please.
hapjydeuce (910) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival 07. I didn’t really think too much about this IIPA, but then again, my palate was pretty wrecked after dousing it with BP Victory at Sea just prior to tasting this one. Slightly hazy orange color with a dissipating rocky head. Grapefruit citrus and hops aroma that has a strong malty undertone. I was ready to dive into this one based on the aroma, but I remember the flavors fading too quickly. I couldn’t quite get a good bite out of this beer; I tend to enjoy IIPA’s that slam the palate and linger forever with caramel malt and hops, but this one seemed to die out quickly. Plenty of carbonation and good mouthfeel, but I thought it was missing something.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
PP Strong Ale Fest 07. Pours orange with a thin white head. Nose is hoppy, sweet and full of citrus. Taste is sweet, big and bright. A very nice DIPA.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Source: Brewpub, Solana Beach
clear dark yellow, wispy white head, touch of lace,big sweet citrus hop aroma, huge bitter hop flavor, aparent alcohol, some sweetness tries to balance but can’t keep up with the hops, amazingly drinkable for such a hop monster,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
FoolishMortal (982) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Golden orange color with a large white head. Heavy pine and tropical citrus hop aroma with a back tinge of floral vegetation. Grapefruit, pine, and a crushing resinous bitterness. A delicate malt profile serves as a scaffold for a continuing citric hop bitterness. Some cattiness in the finish, with a vegetal component. Long lasting mouth-coating bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, rather dry.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at PP Solana. Nice golden hue with a modest white head that quickly fades.Aromas of pine , hops and mild alcohol, Smooth rich texture in the mouth. Up front bitterness with mellow sweet malt. Nice decent length of finish. Enjoyable but no Hop 15.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap@Port Solana: Rich golden amber color with just a wisp of off-white foam. Aroma is citrus and pine. Flavor starts with a tropical fruit sweetness followed by sharp citrus and finishing dry with an orange rind bitterness. Medium bodied and sticky with moderate carbonation.